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Saving Teens: Using a Policy Discontinuity to Estimate the Effects of Medicaid Eligibility

Bruce D. Meyer, Laura R. Wherry

NBER Working Paper No. 18309
Issued in August 2012

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This work was supported by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. We would like to thank Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Miriam Kalichman, Genevieve Kenney, Lindsey Leininger, Tony Lo Sasso, Karin Rhodes and participants at seminars at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the 2011 Census Research Data Center Conference, Purdue University, Syracuse University, University of Michigan and the Midwest Health Economics Conference for their comments and Negasi Beyene, Clint Carter, Karen Davis and Frank Limehouse for their assistance in accessing the restricted data used in this project at the Chicago and Michigan Census Research Data Centers. Laura Wherry acknowledges funding support from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality National Training Fellowship in Health Services Research and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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